We begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. As we receive ashes, we are asked to turn away from sin and follow the gospel. The ashes tells the world we believe in the risen Christ and for the next 40 days we will look for ways to follow in our Lord's footsteps as we travel towards His resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Pope Francis writes that "whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God's voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of His love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades."
How will we internalize Pope Francis' words this Lent? What actions will we take to hear God's voice as we travel through Lent?
The children of SJS are supporting the Holy Family Hospital located 500 yards from where Jesus was born in Bethlehem. "Babies in Bethlehem" is a faith-in-action project that enables our students the opportunity to give to others less fortunate than they are who live in the Holy Land.
in 2000, Saint Pope John Paul II named the Holy Family Hospital a top priority for the Catholic Church to support for it serves to further our Catholic values of preserving life, fostering peace and charity and offering hope to the marginalized and without a voice-
The children are asked to bring in their own funds to collectively raise money as a class. Their funds can buy blankets for the unborn, diapers, medicine, pre-natal care, and neonatal intensive care.
May this season of Lent bring you closer to
Mrs. Christina Teisch
Congratulations to my 8th graders for participating in the Cradle of Aviation's Magnetic Levitation competition.
Magnetic Levitation is a method by which an object is suspended with no support other than magnetic fields. Magnetic force is used to counteract the effects of the gravitational acceleration. It is deemed a mode of transportation for the future since it protects our natural resources of fossil fuels.
CONGRATULATIONS 1st Place Winners!!!
Elizabeth Bracht, Maggie Fravert, and Sherfran Louhis
Our budding engineers!
Thank you Mrs. Cody for spearheading this STEM initiative with the students.
Congratulations to the following students for being the finalists in the Diocesan Respect Life Contest
Linda Blessinger Bookmark
Joseph Brugellis Essay I
Lindsay Castoro Mural I
Bella Guerra Poetry I
Edward Jansen Video Clip I
Julia McCarthy Mural I
Grace Reynolds Photography I
Brooke Teixeira Mural I
Edward Jansen, grade 8, received 3rd Place in the video clip category! Great Job Edward!
Congratulations to our STEM Fair Winners!
1st Place Maureen Arendt & Kaitlin Debusshere
2nd Place Quinn Ball & Thomas Landolphi
3rd Place Delia Cashin & Kate Cooney
1st Place Jack Peters & John Boccio
2nd Place Maria Santos & Kaitlyn Harney
3rd Place Tommy Santos & Matthew Walker
1st Place Bella Guerra
2nd Place Joseph Brugellis
3rd Place Kaylin Spinelli
1st Place Maggie Fravert
2nd Place Edward Jansen
3rd Place Miguel Santos
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35
"In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our
hearts to Charity." Pope Francis
*Transportation - September 2017
As per New York State Law, all requests for transportation to private and parochial schools are due to your home school district
before April 1, 2017. If your child needs bus transportation to and from school for September 2017, please contact the transportation department at your home public school district office to obtain a transportation form, if you have not already received one. Please come to the main office if you have any questions.
*2017-2018 Tomorrow's Hope Application
The Tomorrow's Hope Application for tuition assistance is available on-line at www.online.factsmgt.com/aid or www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org/how-to-apply. The application is available in English and/or Spanish. If you have any questions, please contact the main office.